Minecraft is a virtual open world video game where players can dig, mine, build, craft and enchant things. The game is typically described as a “sandbox game” because players can create their own worlds and experiences where the possibilities are truly limitless. Unlike normal video games, Minecraft allows you to be in control of the game – and even has options where players can act as moderators and build their own coding / modding directly into the game!Read More
Daytona Beach - Dec. 22, 2020 - The American Youth Cooperative for Esports (AYCE) and Harena Data, Inc have announced a partnership with Daytona Soccer Fest to launch a broadcasted FIFA 21 esports tournament at the inaugural event to be held at Daytona International Speedway on July 4th weekend, 2021.Read More
Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Nov. 24, 2020 - The American Youth Cooperative for Esports (AYCE) and Harena Data Inc have announced an initiative with Visit Myrtle Beach to create a new esports recruiting spotlight known as the “Golden Dragons.” As part of this program, esports players across the nation can compete in a regular year-round gaming series for a chance to join the team, win esports scholarships up to $2,000, win a family vacation to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and many more prizes.Read More
MetaMedia, one of the fastest growing entertainment technology companies in the world, and gaming community aggregation company Harena Data, Inc., today announced a groundbreaking partnership beginning with the launch of StudioGYO powered by MetaMedia.Read More
Esports Combine Indianapolis Becomes Global Online Event
The dawn of a new age for esports
FRANKLIN, IN – September 17, 2020 – The Esports Combine Indianapolis presents a new era of esports for any player to go big or go home. This October 16-18, esports players across the world looking to showcase their skills in front of scouts and recruiters will be given the opportunity to do so online. The Combine serves as a celebration of esports and its ever-increasing place in the academic world and will help players receive varsity team offers and scholarships from colleges and universities throughout North America.Read More
Louisville, Ky. - September 10, 2020 - Last weekend, USA Drive-Ins, a division of Harena Data, launched its highly-anticipated drive-in esports event, which became an instant success, seeing 15 players competing in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament. The “Esports at the Drive-In” brought an interactive social gaming event, which included a showing of the Mortal Kombat movie followed by a live esports tournament using the drive-in movie format.Read More
Good morning! As expected, we had a couple of late night additions to the tournament, but we are now going to lock total participation to 16 competitors. If you know of a friend who has not signed up yet, only 3 slots remain so please have them sign up immediately!
The earliest matches will take place at 3:30pm. Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before your first match start time. The schedule is tight, so we will call forfeits very quickly for no-shows or players who are missing. My direct cell is 317.372.2623 - if you have any issues, call or text me (Smitty)!
If you have a BYE, that will turn into a match with last minute players or an alternate match against another opponent. All players will complete a minimum of 3 Best of 3 matches to determine our Semi-Finalists.
These should be standard, but please note our Group Stages will have a 5 minute game timer and will be Best of 3. The Final Stage of 8 will be a 7 minute timer, Best of 3.
All players are required to have a Drive-In pass tonight for the event, so please purchase these tickets in advance. Car pool with fellow competitors to save money with a Car Pass! All players with a valid ticket / inside a car pass have the chance to win the next gen console!
You may bring $5 cash for the tournament entry fee if you wish to do so.
Any issues? Questions? Concerns?
Please contact Smitty at 317.372.2623.
Look forward to a fun event tonight!Read More
Louisville, Ky. - August 27, 2020 - USA Drive-Ins, a division of Harena Data, is launching its highly-anticipated drive-in esports arena on Labor Day weekend in Louisville, Ky. Known as “Smash Up Louisville - Film and Fight”, gamers will be able to enjoy a social gaming event, watch a video game movie, and spectate or compete in a live esports tournament from the safety of their vehicles on September 5.Read More
FRANKLIN, IN – August 25, 2020 – The American Youth Soccer Cooperative for Esports (AYCE), has announced 17 state soccer associations have joined its organization in an effort to continue building the nation’s strongest esports cooperative. AYCE now represents 1 million youth players from coast to coast.Read More
FRANKLIN, IN – August 21, 2020 – Indiana Esports Development LLC., formed by esports analytics company Harena Data and not-for-profit Indiana Sports Corp, has announced The Esports Combine Indianapolis will now take place as a virtual event this October 16-18, 2020. The combine serves as a celebration of esports and its ever-increasing place in the academic world.Read More
League of Legends' virtual K-pop group is finally making its comeback. Yes, after the absurd, culture-crossing success of K/DA's Pop/Stars, the group is returning with a new track and - apparently - a whole new album. A new single called The Baddest is scheduled to debut next week as a preview of a bigger launch to come.K/DA's The Baddest will debut via YouTube on August 27 at 12:00 PDT / 15:00 EDT / 20:00 BST. This is billed as a "pre-release single", hinting that there'll be more to come afterward…Read More
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Update 8.2 has hit the battle royale game's live servers, with some snazzy new toys and gameplay tweaks in tow. Alongside some weapon remodels and re-textures, world updates, and quality of life improvements are the "monstrous" new MG3, the decoy grenade throwable, the chance to tuck that helmet out of sight, and even some nostalgic new (old?) lobby music.First up, the most recent weapon to come to the multiplayer game's care packages is the "fast firing MG3 light machine…Read More
Remember a few weeks ago when “battle royale” made you think of gunshots and tactical gear instead of colorful jellybean critters? Well if you’ve forgotten, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has added a new decoy grenade that sings you the song of spent ammunition which aught to get you back in the FPS mindset. The new grenade, a new gun, and other changes have now hit PUBG’s live servers as part of Update 8.2. (more…)Read More
Rocket League is completely revamping how is tournaments work, including changes to how Ranked mode intertwines with tournaments, rules regarding entry, and rewards within tournaments. It comes as Rocket League prepares to go free-to-play, something which will likely happen on or before September 1, when the new season gets underway.Rocket League says this restructure is aimed at allowing players to "feel the competitive energy of what it's like playing in Rocket League Esports", regardless of their…Read More
August 18, 2020 Riot's posted a handful of balance change notes for patch 10.17.Riot recently took a week off. That means a number of updates for the studio's big games are going to shift around as the developers take some R&R time, including League of Legends. Basically, League of Legends patch 10.17 is getting skipped over (almost) entirely, so we'll be moving pretty much straight from LoL patch 10.16 to LoL patch 10.18, with just a relatively small number of balance changes in between - and these…Read More
[previewyoutube=s5lAyoaBaHs;full][/previewyoutube]Update 8.2 is now live on PC servers and brings two new loot items, some updated weapon models, updated seaside locations on Erangel, some bug fixes, and more! Unpack the latest weapon, the devastating MG3, now dropping in care packages on all non-ranked Battlegrounds. This new LMG comes with a variable fire rate between 660 and 990 rounds per minute and does increased damage to vehicles. Drop prone and pull out the gun's built-in bipod for added…Read More